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Sony DRU 710a Boot problem when DVD disc in drive.

by Nosofyobiznes / April 5, 2005 7:28 AM PDT

i just bought a sony dru 710a dvd RW DL for my dell 3000 and i have this problem of the computer not being able to boot whenever there is a cd or dvd in that drive. When the boot reaches the intial black win xp home loading screen, nothing happens besides the blue status bar keeps on moving.
i emailed sony about the problem and they told me to just not leave disks in the drive when booting. i've left discs in the drives in the past, so this struck me as weird.

does anyone have any suggestions?

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1 idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 7:33 AM PDT

Change the boot order in the BIOS to hard disk first.

Remember that so when you need to go back.


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solution works, thanks
by Nosofyobiznes / April 5, 2005 9:05 AM PDT
In reply to: 1 idea.

well, although i thought i had tried this strategy before, i thought it wouldn't hurt to try it again. while i was at it, i went ahead and disabled booting from the dvd all together. anyways, seems to have solved the problem. Thank you very much Bob

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Sony DRU 710a Boot problem when DVD disc in drive.
by oxilent / May 27, 2005 3:19 PM PDT

I have the same problem as you plus.
Having a problem with my dvd burner it reads normal cds music cd but when i insert a dvd my system hangs (freezers)and when i reboot with the disk in the drive it only getup to the blue sceen before it ets into windows and it hangs...It does read data dvd when i insert the next dvd it still has the previous dvd info still on..
I install the dvd drive on my other pc and there is no problems it reads everything!!
Could it be somthing conflicting with the drive?
Any suggestions any one..

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